It is stated that the forest fires, which have killed at least 34 people in the last month in the states on the west side of the USA, will continue to grow in the coming days with the increase in temperature.
While it is expected that forest fires, which have killed at least 34 people in the west coast of the USA in the last month, will continue to grow with the increase in temperature in the coming days, it is stated that the highest temperature recorded in the history of the state of California was experienced in August.
In a press release, California Governor Gavin Newsom emphasized that the major forest fires that have killed at least 25 people in the past month demonstrate the reality of climate change.
“Average temperatures in the state have risen three degrees since 1980, and the highest temperature ever recorded in state history was in August,” said Governor Newsom. Firefighters are fighting the fire tremendously, but the real fight is our war against climate change. ” Used expressions.
Newsom emphasized that the recent temperatures caused 136 million trees to dry like kindling in the region, and the fires caused by the dry wind destroyed more than 19 thousand square kilometers of forests on the west coast of the country.
According to the information provided by the state officials, it was stated that a returning warming trend on the weekend will increase the fire hazard as rain is not expected in the coming days.
MOBILE MORGES ESTABLISHED IN OREGON
While 8 people lost their lives in 29 separate fires in Oregon, another state most affected by the fires on the west coast of the USA, the search and rescue efforts of 16 people who were reported missing continue.
In a written statement made by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, it was stated that mobile morgues were made ready for use in case of need in case of more death.
321 KILOMETER ELECTRIC LINE DAMAGED IN WASHINGTON
In Washington, another state where forest fires are effective, it is stated that more than 2,500 square kilometers of area have been burned in recent weeks and a thick smoke cover has formed over the fire zones.
In the state where a person has died so far, 200 buildings in the Omak region have been turned to ash, Governor Jay Inslee noted that the 321-kilometer power line in the center of Washington was damaged and several hundred electricity grids were burned.
In addition, the thick layer of smoke formed over the Washington state skies caused Alaska Airlines to suspend some of its flights.
In California, Oregon and Washington states on the west coast of the USA, forest fires are continuing, resulting in the deaths of at least 34 people and the destruction of more than 19,000 square kilometers in the past month.
In California, the state where the fires first started, more than 13,000 lightning strikes since August 15 caused more than 900 fires, and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from the burning 4,200 buildings.
US President Donald Trump approved federal aid by declaring the fires in California “great disaster”.